Club 420 Beginners

What is the Club 420 Beginner Program?

This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the Club 420 and are sailing a double-handed boat for the first time. Age recommendation is 13 to 18.
The Club 420 (C420) is a double-handed sloop- - i.e. has a crew of two. They have a mainsail, jib and spinnaker, and the crew uses a trapeze. The C420s are fast and exciting to sail. Private boat ownership is strongly encouraged. Old Cove YC has a dozen C420s which are made available to Junior Sailors on a first-registration basis. Using an OCYC boat is not a charter and students are not guaranteed a specific boat from class to class, nor are they permitted to use an OCYC boat outside of their lessons, except for OCYC JS arranged private lessons. If your child does not have his or her own boat, choose the class registration “with club boat”. Only if your child has its own C420 can you choose the option “with own boat”. The C420 Beginner course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. On-the-water instruction focuses on boat handling skills: tacking and gybing, steering and sail trim, launching and docking boats, and capsize recovery. The C420 Beginner class meets up to five times a week in the mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with the minimum class being two days per week.
 
Beginner
A
full season
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
B
full season
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
C
full season
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Beginner
A
session 1
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
B
session 1
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
C
session 1
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Beginner
A
session 2
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
B
session 2
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Beginner
C
session 2
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Club 420 Intermediate

What is the Club 420 Intermediate Program?

The C420 Intermediate class is for students ages 13 to 18 who who have mastered the basic sailing skills and are interested in pursuing the sport at the next level. This class focuses on C420 sailing techniques- from steering and trimming, to roll tacking, roll gybing and sailing a racecourse, through an introduction to trapeze and spinnakers. Seamanship topics of knots, docking, care of equipment and safe capsize recovery will be covered in depth. Basic racing rules and racing drills are introduced on the water, while sail theory and concepts are covered in classroom sessions. OCYC Junior Sailing staff will foster a fun environment where sailors with a varying range of previous experience are challenged. Private boat ownership is strongly encouraged. Old Cove YC has a dozen C420s which are made available to Junior Sailors on a first-registration basis. Using an OCYC boat is not a charter and students are not guaranteed a specific boat from class to class, nor are they permitted to use an OCYC boat outside of their lessons, except for OCYC JS arranged private lessons. If your child does not have his or her own boat, choose the class registration “with club boat”. Only if your child has its own C420 can you choose the option “with own boat”. C420 Intermediates meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
 
Intermediate
A
full season
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
B
full season
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
C
full season
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Intermediate
A
session 1
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
B
session 1
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
C
session 1
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Intermediate
A
session 2
Mon, Wed,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
B
session 2
Tues, Thurs,
9:00-12:00
Intermediate
C
session 2
Fri,
9:00-12:00
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Club 420 Racers

What is the Club 420 Racing Program?

The C420 Racing class for students aged 14 to 18 gives experienced sailors an opportunity to further their education in a high performance boat. Sailors train in both the skipper and crew positions learning how to use a spinnaker and a trapeze, proper position on roll tacks and gybes, and weight placement. Sailors receive on-shore chalk talks in preparation for on-the-water drills, and they are instructed on sail trim, boat speed and rules. Students will learn racing techniques with trapeze (wire to wire tacks; kinetics) and spinnakers. Sailors learn how to start, how to round race marks and how to finish a race. The sailors will be continually challenged so as to bring them to a level that they would be comfortable racing in regattas. Sailors are encouraged to participate in area regattas. Here the sailors work on sail trim, boat speed, tactics, rules, and strategy under actual racing conditions. Parental support at regattas is mandatory. Private boat ownership is strongly encouraged. Old Cove YC has a dozen C420s which are made available to Junior Sailors on a first-registration basis. Using an OCYC boat is not a charter and students are not guaranteed a specific boat from class to class, nor are they permitted to use an OCYC boat outside of their lessons, except for OCYC JS arranged private lessons. If your child does not have his or her own boat, choose the class registration “with club boat”. Only if your child has its own C420 can you choose the option “with own boat”. C420 Racing students meet three times per week.
 
Beginner Racing
full season
Tues, Thurs,
1:00-4:00
Racing
full season
Mon, Wed, Fri,
1:00-4:30
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Beginner Racing
session 1
Tues, Thurs,
1:00-4:00
Racing
session 1
Mon, Wed, Fri,
1:00-4:30
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Beginner Racing
session 2
Tues, Thurs,
1:00-4:00
Racing
session 2
Mon, Wed, Fri,
1:00-4:30
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